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Analysis, Curiosity

The worsening water crisis in Pakistan

The almost drought-like situation in many parts of the country at the start of the sowing season is cause for serious alarm.

Analysis

Malaysia’s return of history

The after-shocks of the General Election are not over by any means, writes Andrew Sheng.

Politics

Moon should reach out to opposition over constitution reform

An editorial in the Korea Herald argues that constitution reform measures are not inclusive enough.

Opinion

Rooting out unseen bias in homogeneous Vietnam

An editorial in Vietnam News looks at ethnic minorities in Vietnam and possible biases of the state.

Opinion

Why care about Cambodia’s forests?

An editorial in the Phnom Penh Post argues for the protection of Cambodia’s forests.

Opinion, Politics

Japan government’s response to paper scandal heightens distrust

A Yomiuri Shimbun editorial highlights the poor response by the Abe government to the charges of altering official papers.

Analysis, Diplomacy

Is Bangladesh headed for a prolonged Rohingya crisis?

Myanmar’s actions reflect its insincerity in fulfilling the repatriation agreement as Bangladesh’s hands seem to be tied.

Curiosity

Japan cuts small bluefin tuna quotas

The Fisheries Agency plans to reduce next season’s quota for small Pacific bluefin tuna that can be caught.

Diplomacy, Politics

US cannot use China as a punch bag for trade blows

Although the US says it is not willfulness but necessity that is compelling its actions targeting Chinese imports, it seems to be Washington’s fixation on the trade deficit between the two countries.

Opinion

Is there a link between revolutionaries and terrorists?

Salman Tarik Kureshi argues that there is not much difference between freedom fighters and terrorists.

Opinion

From dependence to interdependence

An editorial from the Kathmandu Post looks at the relationship between Nepal and India.

Analysis, Politics

Why Indonesia’s 2019 election is all about 2024

With Joko Widodo all but set to get a second term, Indonesia’s 2019 elections are about paving way for 2024.

Analysis, Diplomacy, Opinion

Beijing supports engagement on the Korean peninsula

China supports engagement between all parties on the Korean peninsula, says an editorial in the China Daily Newspaper.

Analysis, Opinion

The China-India tango

An editorial by Khurram Husain looks at China-India relations and what it can mean for Pakistan and South Asia.

Analysis, Diplomacy, Opinion

Maintain maximum pressure, not misled by Pyongyang’s smiling facade

An editorial in the Yomiuri Shimbun argues that maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea, despite its recent charm offensive.

Diplomacy

India-Iranian port deal a kickstarter for diplomatic relationship

Substantive discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, during his three-day visit to Delhi in mid-February have taken Indo-Iranian relations to a higher level.

Analysis, Opinion

Of hopes, half-measures, and the hell that awaits Rohingyas

As the Rohingya crisis enters its seventh month, chances of it ending in a peaceful manner are quickly evaporating.

Opinion, Politics

In a democracy, you must learn to tolerate

An editorial by Shakhawat Liton in the Daily Star looks at the role that media must play in a thriving democracy and its place in holding those in power accountable.

Opinion, Politics

She forgot it all

Two Nobel Peace laureates express how they are disappointed in Suu Kyi.

Opinion

Criticism is a part of democracy

This editorial from Azmi Sharom looks at the Malaysian Government’s recent troubles with a critical rapper and what it means for democracy.

Analysis, Economics

US risks Korean economy

Bae Hyun-jung looks at US-related hurdles weighing upon South Korea’s economy this year.

Diplomacy, Economics, Opinion

Globalisation is losing its lustre

Nepal must learn from neighbouring countries and apply various policies and approaches to help the economy grow.

Analysis, Opinion

Trump’s India tilt

Donald Trump Jr’s visit to India signals a political shift to the sub-continent and warming ties between the senior Trump’s administration and the Modi government.

Analysis, Diplomacy, Opinion

PyeongChang Olympic’s legacy

North Korea’s last-minute decision to participate helped the PyeongChang Olympics become an arena for geopolitics.

Diplomacy, Opinion

China’s influence over the Maldives a cause for concern

China’s growing influence over the Maldives is a cause for concern according to this editorial from the Yomiuri Shimbun.

Opinion, Politics

A job to do in Nepal

As the new Nepali PM makes key appointments, expertise, and not loyalty alone, should be the key.

Analysis, Diplomacy

A geopolitical storm in the Indian Ocean

The Maldives, better known for its tranquil seaside resorts, is in the throes of a vicious domestic power struggle.